The Wicca Alphabet and Its Symbols

The Wicca Alphabet and Its SymbolsThe Wicca alphabet is made up of twenty-four symbolic letters that represent each letter of the alphabet. Four letters of the alphabet are merged into two Wicca symbols. The letters U, V represent one symbol and the letters I, J represent the other one. In addition to the letters, the Wicca alphabet uses a symbol to end sentences with instead of a period and symbols are used replace numbers. The Wicca alphabet is believed to be derived from the Theban alphabet around the year 1531.

Wiccan symbols were used for protection from religious persecution. Wiccas thought that by coding their doctrine, spells, and correspondences to other Wiccas it would protect them when it actually had the exact opposite outcome. Religious persecutors discovered their symbols and writings in books commonly referred to as book of shadows. The mysterious writings of the Wicca alphabet were interpreted as evil. It was thought that the Wicca alphabet and symbols were proof that Wiccas were Satanists. The symbols were used as tangible evidence against the Wicca’s when it was intended to protect them.

To decipher the code it is best to write each letter of the alphabet next to the symbol it represents. Then it is just a matter of replacing each letter of the alphabet with the corresponding symbol. To write a message using the Wicca alphabet replace the letter of the alphabet with its corresponding symbol.

Remember to put the letters U, V and I, J next to their equivalent symbol. When deciphering a code and the symbols for U, V and I, J are found, decoding gets a little tricky. If the word is four letters long and the first three letters have been decoded, then it’s easier than starting with the symbol that represents the two letters. For example, the four letter word decoded so far is, ?-u-m-p. The missing letter would be J to reveal j-u-m-p and not replaced with the letter I.

The Wicca alphabet can also be modified for use as an individual code. If a practitioner would want to keep a spell secret, even from other Wiccas, they could rearrange the wiccan symbols randomly. The new symbols would be specific to them. They could record their spells, thoughts and other writings that would not be able to be decoded with the standard sheet listings.

The Wicca alphabet is still used more for ritualistic purposes than for fear of religious persecution. Certain spells require secrecy. For example, a love spell is cast and the name of the intended is written on a piece of paper. The requester of the spell can only view the name on the paper for the spell to work and then it must be burned on the doorstep of the intended. It is much safer to write the name in wiccan symbols rather than risk ruining the spell.

Practitioners of Wicca carve their symbols on candles, amulets, talismans and keepsakes. Wicca spells, rituals and theologies do not need to be written in the Wicca alphabet, but if it is it can lead to a deeper religious experience for the Wicca.

The Wicca Alphabet and Its Symbols

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14 Responses to “The Wicca Alphabet and Its Symbols”

  1. Jakob on February 23rd, 2009 4:21 pm

    Ah, I thank you for this information! I am a Wiccan (just starting) and this has all been a horror to figure out on my own.

  2. Destiny on March 10th, 2009 7:47 pm

    Hi Jakob, great to have some positive feedback about our site. We are constantly working to improve divineanswers and constructive feedback and debate is welcomed :) Destiny x

  3. madiline sturges on April 5th, 2009 10:35 am

    i think you should add the zodiac symbols.
    thankyou for your co-operation
    have a nice day!

  4. Destiny on April 30th, 2009 3:57 pm

    Hi Madiline,

    We are constantly updating our site and will take your constructive feedback into consideration. Thanks for reading :)

    Destiny x

  5. wes on May 13th, 2009 2:20 pm

    im just a religouse travler ( which is somebody who trys to find a religoin that fits them) and i seem to have stumbled apon wiccan , i do greatly like what is offered and i accept the three fold rule and so on buut there is no body around to teach the ways soe can anybody help me

  6. Destiny on June 1st, 2009 9:47 pm

    Hi Wes,

    I would recommend you could contact Al Zarath, one of our D.A readers who is a Wiccan Spell caster. His email is [email protected] However I find that information is generally more valuable if it is charged for and such a book we refer on witchcraft etc on our site provides excellent advice to further your knowledge.

    D x

  7. priya on August 21st, 2009 2:05 am

    hi all..
    am not a wicca or witch ..its jus am curious about one of my strange habbit …i do it unintentionaly … i scribble symbols jus naturally wn am thinking hard about some thing or am talking on phone..or jus tryin hard to avoid somehing ..
    dont know how to put it ..its jus that i ..want to know the meaning of what i scribble …some times its a cube …a spiral …a dot with ligns below it … and many others …dose this mean some thing oor am jus overreacting???

  8. Brady on October 17th, 2009 1:50 pm

    yo man. im kinda havin trouble with a couple things heard you might be able to help with some info. email me.

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  10. Carlos Roberto Serrano on July 9th, 2010 8:55 pm

    I will like to find out more about the wiccan alphabet and i am new about the wiccan ways even though I am not a new witch since I have the gift of premonition since I was a child.

  11. rebecca on August 22nd, 2010 7:35 pm

    i love this!!!!!!!

  12. Andre'a on October 3rd, 2010 5:21 pm

    This was very helpfull, Thank you.
    Bless Be.

  13. Miranda on October 11th, 2010 10:04 pm

    hi i am very glad to have this site thank you so much i used to practice with my mother but after she passed my father became very possesive over her things and i got lost and couldnt find any information thank you all for the help in me getting back into all this :) thank you so much

  14. ??? on November 5th, 2010 9:15 am

    jakob the wiccan are watching over thee.
    if you are wiccan state the wiccan law if you are not do not dishonor the wiccan name. the wiccan law:

    Bide the Wiccan Law you must, in perfect love and perfect trust.
    Live and let live; fairly take and fairly give.
    Cast the Circle thrice about, to keep all evil spirits out.
    To bind the spell every time, let the spell be spake in rhyme.
    Soft of eye and light of touch, speak little and listen much.
    Deosil go by the waxing Moon, sing and dance the Witch’s Rune.
    Widdershins go when the Moon doth wane, and werewolf howls by the dread wolfsbane.
    When the Lady’s Moon is new, kiss thy hand to Her times two.
    When the Moon rides at Her peak, then your heart’s desire speak.
    Heed the Northwind’s mighty gale, lock the door and drop the sail.
    When the wind comes from the South, love will kiss thee on the mouth.
    When the Westwind blows o’er thee, departed spirits restless be.
    Nine woods in the cauldron go, burn them fast and burn them slow.
    Elder be the Lady’s tree – burn it not, or cursed be!
    When the Wheel begins a turn, let the Beltane fires burn.
    When the Wheel hath turned to Yule, light the log and let Pan rule.
    Heed ye flower, bush, and tree, and by the Lady, Blessed Be!
    Where the rippling waters flow, cast a stone and truth you’ll know.
    Whenever ye have a need, harken not to others’ greed.
    With the fool, no seasons spend, nor be counted as his friend.
    Merry Meet and Merry Part, bright the cheeks and warm the heart.
    Mind the Law fo three ye should, three times bad an’ three times good.
    When misfortune is enow, wear the Blue Star on your brow.
    True in love ever be, unless thy love is false to thee.
    Eight words the Wiccan Rede fulfill:
    “An it harm none, do what ye will!”

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